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By FRANCO PANIZO
Adam Johansson is reportedly in the final hours of his time as a member of the Seattle Sounders.
Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said after Tuesday practice that Johansson is going to be waived in a move that could be made official as soon as Wednesday, according to the Seattle Times. Schmid said the main reasons for Johansson’s departure from Seattle are the Swedish defender’s desire for consistent playing time ahead of the 2014 World Cup and the club wanting to clear up cap space.
“Johansson’s is a situation where we’re going to part ways,” Schmid said. “It’s really a salary cap situation primarily. Also with the trade for Shalrie Joseph, and we know that Brad Evans has played some at right back, so that’s a consideration that we have moving forward — that Brad would go back there.
“It’s very important for Adam’s career for him to have regular first-team minutes, because he’s on the Swedish national team. And with Brad maybe dropping to right back, (DeAndre Yedlin‘s) development, that might not have made that an all regular basis for him. The main issue is just salary cap and to make things work at the end of the day.”
The 30-year-old Johansson, who joined the Sounders prior to the 2012 season, has yet to play a game for Seattle this year due to a knee injury. He started all of the 21 regular season matches he played in during the last campaign and had two assists.
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